Some people have the wrong notion that workout clothes have to be primarily presentable and attractive instead of being fit. It is more important that you are comfortable in your workout clothes than being attractively uncomfortable. Your comfort level during workout is greatly dependent on your workout clothes and it will also affect the way you do your workout.
There are appropriate workout clothes for different types of workouts. What you should look at when choosing workout clothes is the type of fabric, the comfort it gives and its fit.
Here are some tips in choosing the right workout clothes for your use.
A good workout fabric is one that provides wicking. this type of apparel is able it wick away sweat from your body because it is made of synthetic fiber that does not absorb the sweat. This fabric allows the air to cross through so your feel light and easy.
If you are doing light workouts and you don’t sweat much, then you can choose clothing made of cotton. Cotton is a soft fabric which you can use if you are doing stretching and walking exercises. If you don’t want your shirt to be heavy with sweat, clinging to your body, then don’t wear cotton apparel when doing heavy workouts. This will be a distraction for workouts.
Clothes should not a hindrance to your workout. If you use your legs a lot like jogging, cycling, running, you should wear shorts or Capri pants that are not loose or baggy.
If you are not doing exercises with rapid movements, then you can use yoga pants that have good elasticity and this is ideal for stretching exercises, yoga, weightlifting, and others.
You can wear sleeveless shirts or t-shirts for your workouts. A shirt that supports your body and not too loose is ideal. If you have sleeveless tops, then your body can be kept sweat free. If you go to a centrally heated gym during winter, then you can still wear your sleeveless top.
Your workout clothes should change as the season changes. During the hot summers you should wear sleeveless shirts with shorts or Capri pants but in winters, it would be good to wear sweatshirts or a t-shirt with a thick jacket over it. During winter your body temperature goes up while you are exercising, so you don’t need to wear very warm clothes.
Working out without the proper shoes is difficult too. If you want to be able to do a proper workout, make sure you feet are comfortable also. Choose workout shoes that fit your foot and ankle perfectly but is not too tight. If your shoes has thin soles, you have the ideal shoes since they don’t let the shoe get heavy due to sweat.